14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wheel Bug on a Leaf

While photographing butterflies along the Northern Chesapeake Bay, I noticed a wheel bug perched on a leaf. These bugs are unusual looking with their coat of armor, including a prehistoric looking "wheel" on their back. Intrigued, I snapped the shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Earleville , Maryland, United States of America
Copyright: © John Trainor